Category Archives: Retail

Atlanta Business Chronicle Ranks JLL First in Commercial Property Management

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JLL is Atlanta’s largest Commercial Property Management Company, The Atlanta Business Chronicle revealed recently. And it wasn’t even close.

With more than 3 billion square feet nationwide, JLL has a footprint that is more than twice that of its nearest Atlanta-based competitor.

What about just in Atlanta? JLL tops that list, too managing more than 32… Read More

JLL’s Margaret Caldwell featured in The Washington Post discussing grocery trends

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Changes in shopping trends has The Washington Post asking, “Can supermarkets save dying suburban malls?” JLL Atlanta Managing Director Margaret Caldwell helps answer that question in the March 10th article, asserting, “Losing a mall anchor and replacing it with a grocery store adds a ton of value to a mall.”

The article notes how department stores historically anchored suburban malls, but now that they are closing, there is opportunity for the grocery market to appeal… Read More

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Real Estate News Roundup

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Each week, JLL Atlanta presents a roundup of noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of industry publications. Here are five stories that caught our eye recently.

Consumer Confidence Soars, Retail Spending Follows by Jennifer Duell Popovec of NREI.

Key Excerpt:

 “This acceleration in spending has coincided with rising consumer confidence. McCarthy says consumers are much more optimistic today about the current situation than the future. ‘Basically, the attitude can be summed up as “I am… Read More

Real Estate Roundup

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Each week, JLL Atlanta presents a roundup of noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of industry publications. Here are five stories that caught our eye recently.

 

Economy Watch: More Challenges Ahead for Physical Retail by Dees Stribling of Commercial Property Executive.

Key Excerpt:

“The nuance of the matter is that e-commerce isn’t going to threaten all retail sectors equally, or even some much at all. As destinations, many malls still… Read More

Mike Sivewright Speaks with GlobeSt.com About Atlanta’s Growing CRE Markets

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Siverwright Mike_2014_4x6GlobeSt.com has published a three-part Q&A with JLL’s Atlanta Market Director Mike Sivewright. The wide-ranging interview explores the health of all the commercial real estate sectors in Atlanta and also details the overall state of the metro Atlanta economy.

Below are a few key excerpts:

GlobeSt.com: Let’s take a deeper look at Atlanta’s recovering office market. Are we still recovering or is the market actually growing now?

Sivewright:

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Who likes Atlanta? Canadian investors!

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Opportunity AheadGlobal investors are increasingly targeting the United States for commercial real estate investment.

And with the U.S.’ high level of real estate transparency—which gives non-U.S. investors clear insights into the differences they may encounter when transacting, owning, and operating in foreign markets—secondary U.S. markets like Atlanta will likely continue to see increasing amounts of investment.

Canadian Firms Explore ATL

Metro Atlanta has recently generated significant interest from foreign… Read More

Ground-up retail? It’s happening in Atlanta.

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Excerpt by Ian RitterAtlanta_RRG-300x192, GlobeSt.com  Read the Full Story

There isn’t a whole lot of new commercial real estate development taking place anywhere in the country, and the retail sector is no exception.

However, the Atlanta area is proving to be the exception, and John Bemis, Executive Vice President and Retail market lead in Atlanta and the Southeast for JLL shared that the city is seeing new projects

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